The Cordova Times - Letter: Woods bison, John Painter

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Posted 10/22/2012

by John Painter - for the Cordova Times

It is insane that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to list Woods bison as threatened. There are plenty of these Woods bison in Canada today. And there would be a great deal of them in the U.S. if they were delisted. Many U.S. bison ranchers would really like to raise Woods bison herds and vastly increase their numbers but can't because they are listed as threatened. The Western Bison Association along with a number of other State and Regional bison associations filed a petition in April 2012 with the USFWS to completely delist the Woods bison. The petition is pending.

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